International Writers' Workshop NZ International Writers' Workshop NZ Inc

Auckland, New Zealand

IWW Joining Information for

This page is for prospective IWW members. If you are a returning IWW member, please click here.

How to Join

Download a Member Application Form.

IWW's annual subscription for is $30.

A one-off $10 joining fee applies.

The subscription period is the calendar year and the new member subscription may reduce only after the last monthly competition of the year is due.

Prospective members are welcome to attend two IWW workshops before making the commitment to join. There may be a non-member charge for some workshops but this will be credited towards your membership subscription should you decide to join. The charge will usually be when there is a guest presenter workshop and will be noted on the Upcoming Workshops calendar entry.

Ways to pay the new member subscription are detailed on the Member Application Form.

New members become eligible to enter competitions after their application has been tabled at a committee meeting and then approved in writing (usually via email).

Benefits of Joining

For your subscription you receive:
  • a monthly newsletter
  • inspiring workshops both in-person at our meeting rooms in Northcote, and on Zoom
  • free entry into IWW monthly competitions where the judge is asked to provide brief feedback – some of the competitons have prize money for the winners
  • free entry into The Kathleen Grattan Prize for a Sequence of Poems, which has a substantial monetary prize for the winner thanks to a bequest from the Jocelyn Grattan Charitable Trust.
  • access to IWW's member only Facebook group
  • access to the IWW library
  • subsidised end of year party
  • PLUS
  • a chance to meet other aspiring writers in a friendly creative environment